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boost to the american economy. [ screaming ] >> reporter: to some it's the sound of terror. to others, the sound of cash registers. chris stafford is what you might call a hauntrepreneur. >> are you doing that? >> yep. >> reporter: he co-owns three haunted houses in three states including denver's 13th floor, the wait to get in, four hours. >> haunted houses are coming into their own as another form of live entertainment. >> reporter: stafford hires 500 part-time actors in hollywood-style makeup like this one for me. please make sure you are getting my good side. nationwide there are roughly 1200 professional haunts. ticket sales roughly $1 billion. halloween spending is second to only christmas. candy, costumes and decorations will scare $7 billion out of american wallets this year, up from 3.3 billion in 2005. this guy is called air corpse. at distortions unlimited in greeley, colorado, this creepy creation goes for 300 bucks. >> therapy for the children for the next 20 years is going to be pricey. >> welcome to the asylum. >> reporter: for some halloween is like therapy. >> people
of a discerning society. we are deciding if we have flying economy we don't want to go in planes that are cramped. we are looking for airlines offering bigger seats and those other airlines are going to feel the pinch. >> if we get choosy enough maybe we will get the trend in the other direction. wouldn't that be nice? >> come on, guys. jump on board that. >>> harsh reality for one "dancing with the stars" contestants. >>> and bloopers from "star wars" never seen before. that is next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now" ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> skinny time. ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> skinny time. talk about "dancing with the stars." remember there was a snafu the week before. >> plug your ears, guys. >> yeah, plug your ears. a spoiler alert. they combined last week's scores with this week's scores and somebody dancing pretty darn often had to go. cover your ears. it was, in fact, snooki. despite an incredible score of 27 for a sexy samba. >> that's incredible to me. >> i think keyshawn johnson got eliminated
and worried about the war and the economy and perhaps were a little upset and nervous because it was halloween. >> reporter: orson welles had shaken the country without knowing it was possible. >> a story about a mythical invasion by monsters from the planet mars. had a profound effect on radio listeners. >> reporter: what welles did is say boo on the radio and america actually jumped. ned potter, abc news, grover's mill, new jersey. >> amazingly much more innocent time. this is an awesome point down here. apparently the number-one show that night was not "war of the worlds" but an nbc show. it was charlie mccarthy -- charlie mccarthy, edgar bergen and a ventriloquist act. people were riveted to the ventriloquist act. followed up by a crew member singing and that's when most people turned over to the cbs broadcast. >> it started as a dance music program and we interrupt this with a bulletin. >> they didn't see the announcement it was a dramatization and they just tuned in and heard this. >> that was the only thing they know. here's my question -- so 75 years ago, there was a ventriloquist on t
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